#235: Games, Games, GAMES


We apologize for the all-caps implied yelling, but really, given this volume we had to have a corresponding… uh, volume. The puns are also somewhat fishy–but those you can feel free to skip, jack. The nautical theme doesn’t end with fishing, as the recent Crash Octopus (when compared with older titles that are comparatively crusty) shone. More specifically given that it’s about an octopus and we want to minimize the yelling, it’s a safe, low pod.
Wait, no, that’s the wrong family. If you wanna shop in latin… you mall, usque?

I’ll see myself out.

1:04 AYURIS: Trick Shot (Nikita Krylov & Artyom Nichipurov, Wolff Designa, 2021)

Games Played Last Week:
03:27 -Lords of Hellas: Dark Ages Expansion (Adam Kwapiński, Awaken Realms, 2019)
09:43 -Hallertau (Uwe Rosenberg, Lookout Games, 2020)
12:27 -Keep the Heroes Out (Luís Brüeh, Brueh Games, 2022)
17:37 -Nusfjord (Uwe Rosenberg, Lookout Games, 2017)
21:49 -Santa Maria (Eilif Svensson and Kristian Amundsen Østby, Aporta Games, 2017)
25:47 -Spots (Alex Hague, Jon Perry, and Justin Vickers, CMYK, 2022)
29:37 -Long Shot: The Dice Game (Chris Handy, Perplext, 2022)
33:37 -Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood (Jamie Jolly, Shadowborne Games, 2022)
41:00 -Return to Dark Tower (Tim Burrell-Saward, Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, & Brian Neff, Restoration Games, 2022)
43:52 -Car Wars (Sixth Edition) (Samuel Mitschke & Rany Scheunemann, Steve Jackson Games, 2021)
49:39 -Twilight Inscription (James Kniffen, FFG, 2022)
51:47 -Space Cadets: Dice Duel (Geoff Engelstein and Sydney Engelstein, Stronghold, 2013)
53:56 -Scooby-Doo! The Board Game (Guilherme Goulart and Fred Perret, CMON, 2022)
57:32 -Guards of Atlantis II (Artyom Nichipurov, Wolff Designa, 2022)
1:02:50 -Chronicles of Avel (Przemek Wojtkowiak, Rebel Studio, 2021)
1:04:23 -Crash Octopus (Naotaka Shimamoto, itten, 2021)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
1:06:29 Funbrick Series by itten: two Reiner Knizia dexterity games!
1:07:19 Queen’s Dilemma, and the consumer’s dilemma
1:09:09 Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate on BackerKit. Strangely information-free campaign.
1:12:32 HeroScape campaign floundering.
1:14:08 Another G.I. JOE expansion: Cold Snap
1:14:37 Both Sadler brothers out of professional game design
1:15:26 A reason why we don’t do previews
1:16:23 October 27th is Arkhipov Day


I am only now realizing the staggering amount of games these two play every WEEK (to go with the all-caps shouting). They do not play everything together. Sure. But even half those games seem like one would have to play boardgames every night or all week-end long. What kind of gaming schedule is that? Am I envious, or might I think that I would burn out of games pretty quick at that pace? And there are some big ones here that can’t have been played in under an hour or even two…

And as far as I know SVWAG still does this in their spare time, right? Or are they full-time professional gamers? Someone help me process this , please :wink:

Admittedly, I have yet to listen to the episode although I am already curious to see how Hallertau and Nusfjord fared and compared and what they have to say about Santa Maria, Long Shot and Crash Octopus?


Yeah. Haha… I know right…